"Aromatherapy is essentially an interaction between the therapist, client and essential oils, working together to bring forth the healing energy which will help the client regain their sense of well being and vitality." Jade Shutes
Aromatherapy has emerged as one of the most popular complementary therapies in the 21st century. It is the use of essential oils together with massage that forms an aromatherapy treatment.
Aromatherapy is a truly holistic therapy, using Essential oils to maintain and or improve the health of the mind, body and spirit.
Aromatherapy treats the person not the disease.Massage with essential oils is the most important method of treatment for it combines the effects of the oils themselves with the important element of human touch between the aromatherapist and client.
Massage is the only situation in which we can be touched in a caring way by someone who is not close to us and not feels uncomfortable.
Effects of essential oils on the body:
- Physiological - essential oils are able to interact with the way the body functions thus changing its reactions e.g. calming, stimulating.
- Psychological - the sense of smell is strongly linked with emotions and as such essential oils can bring about a change in emotions through the brains interpretation of their aroma
Using essential oils on a regular basis can help to:
- Reduce stress
- Aid sleep
- Relax the body, calm the mind and uplift the spirit
- Ease aches and pains in muscles and joints
"Fragrant oil brings joy to the heart and a friend's support is as pleasant as perfume"
(Proverbs 27 v.9)